Luis Ortiz remains the mandatory Challenger, but with the championship fight he will have to wait.
The President of the world Boxing Association WBA, Gilberto Mendoza in an interview with Sky Sports, said that the organization will allow the winner of Klitschko – Joshua not to direct defense against Luis Ortiz, who is the mandatory Challenger.
“The winner of Klitschko – Joshua has the right to request special permission for the free protection. But Ortiz remains the mandatory Challenger.
In writing we have confirmed that Luis Ortiz should be the next opponent of the winner of Klitschko – Joshua, but sometimes Boxing allows things to happen differently, so we want our future “super champion” to go to a meeting,” said Gilberto Mendoza.
Note that the standoff between Vladimir Klitschko Anthony Joshua will be held on April 29 in London. Online stream fight will be available on our website at 23:59 Kyiv time.
At stake the match will be the champion belt IBF, owned by the British, as well as the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO.
Earlier iSport.ua reported that the Ukrainian came to the final press conference with a stick which made a prediction for the match. Also, our athlete has denied the information about the injury.
See also video battle views Klitschko – Joshua.